The Elder Justice Roadmap, being published today, reflects the knowledge and perspectives of these experts in the field and will be considered by the Elder Justice Coordinating Council and others in developing their own strategic plans to prevent and combat elder abuse.
Read more: http://www.acl.gov/NewsRoom/Press_Releases/archive_ACL/2014/2014_07_09.aspx
Disappointment is a recurring theme among many students who ask their schools to adjudicate their sexual-assault complaints. “Most of the students I work with say, ‘Had I known how bad the school process was, I would not have reported at all,’ ” said Annie E. Clark, who counsels assault victims on their rights.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/us/how-one-college-handled-a-sexual-assault-complaint.html?_r=3
“One boy used to slip her notes during class, asking her out, saying that he loved her and only wanted to be with her. “I felt creeped out. I felt gross,” said Hernandez, who lives in Suffolk County, N.Y. As his notes became more persistent she became more nervous. “I wanted to get him off my back,” she said. “I always thought ‘What if he comes up and corners me?’ I needed to avoid him.” Read more at: http://womensenews.org/story/education/140708/teens-say-school-sex-harassment-goes-unpunished%23.U77AgkBg9sl#.U7_fC_2w7Ro
“One day I was a victim, when a group of men attacked my body, soul and life. But today, I am a survivor, and in my face you need to see the faces of the millions of women around the world who have suffered the same as I have,” she said at the launch of what is believed to be the first global network for women who have experienced rape and gender violence in conflict.
Read more at: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/13/sexual-violence-survivors-launch-global-network
“As with many women who are killed in domestic violence homicides, Laura’s death was foreshadowed by a documented trail of warning signs. But in this small town in rural Arkansas, those red flags went unheeded. Despite Acuna-Sanchez’s history of brutal attacks and repeated violations of his bail conditions, the justice system failed to keep him away from the woman he vowed to kill.”
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/domestic-violence_n_5474177.html